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[movies]Sophie Hunger plays songs of secrets, city lights - TED.com
This haunting, intimate performance by European singer-songwriter Sophie Hunger features songs from her breakout debut "Monday's Ghost" and the just-released album "1983."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; music; performance; poetry; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 552
[movies]Malcolm London: “High School Training Ground” - TED.com
Young poet, educator and activist Malcom London performs his stirring poem about life on the front lines of high school. He tells of the “oceans of adolescence” who come to school “but never learn to swim,” of “masculinity mimicked by men who grew up with no fathers.” Beautiful, lyrical, chilling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; poetry; TED Talks Education; 2013
Downloads: 165
[movies]Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... - TED.com
"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; entertainment; performance; poetry; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 682
[movies]Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry - TED.com
"We're all going to die -- and poems can help us live with that." In a charming and funny talk, literary critic Stephen Burt takes us on a lyrical journey with some of his favorite poets, all the way down to a line break and back up to the human urge to imagine.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; language; poetry; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 55
[movies]Lemon Andersen performs "Please don't take my Air Jordans" - TED.com
Would you kill for a pair of Air Jordans? Lemon Andersen spins a tale of someone who did, reciting a poem by Reg E. Gaines. These verses taught Lemon that poetry could be about more than self-expression, and could sound like music when given rhythm and infused with the grit of the New York streets around him.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; poetry; spoken word; TEDYouth; 2011
Downloads: 527
[movies]Suzanne Talhouk: Don't kill your language - TED.com
More and more, English is a global language; speaking it is perceived as a sign of being modern. But -- what do we lose when we leave behind our mother tongues? Suzanne Talhouk makes an impassioned case to love your own language, and to cherish what it can express that no other language can. In Arabic with subtitles. (Filmed at TEDxBeirut.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; education; language; poetry; politics; TEDxBeirut; 2012
Downloads: 115
[movies]Natalie Merchant: Singing old poems to life - TED.com
Natalie Merchant sings from her new album, Leave Your Sleep. Lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry pair with her unmistakable voice for a performance that brought the TED audience to its feet.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; literature; music; performance; poetry; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 107
[movies]Billy Collins: Everyday moments, caught in time - TED.com
Combining dry wit with artistic depth, Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into delightful animated films in a collaboration with Sundance Channel. Five of them are included in this wonderfully entertaining and moving talk -- and don't miss the hilarious final poem!
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; humor; poetry; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 533
[movies]John Delaney: Wiring an interactive ocean - TED.com
Oceanographer John Delaney is leading the team that is building an underwater network of high-def cameras and sensors that will turn our ocean into a global interactive lab -- sparking an explosion of rich data about the world below.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; mission blue; oceans; poetry; science; technology; Mission Blue Voyage; 2010
Downloads: 263
[movies]Rives on 4 a.m. - TED.com
Poet Rives does 8 minutes of lyrical origami, folding history into a series of coincidences surrounding that most surreal of hours, 4 o'clock in the morning.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; art; arts; entertainment; poetry; spoken word; 2007
Downloads: 251
[movies]Cynthia Schneider: The surprising spread of "Idol" TV - TED.com
Cynthia Schneider looks at two international "American Idol"-style shows -- one in Afghanistan, and one in the United Arab Emirates -- and shows the surprising effect that these reality-TV competitions are creating in their societies.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; global issues; poetry; politics; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 282
[movies]Chris Abani muses on humanity - TED.com
Chris Abani tells stories of people: People standing up to soldiers. People being compassionate. People being human and reclaiming their humanity. It's "ubuntu," he says: the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; Africa; culture; entertainment; humanity; humor; literature; poetry; politics; writing; 2008
Downloads: 315
[movies]Golan Levin makes art that looks back at you - TED.com
Golan Levin, an artist and engineer, uses modern tools -- robotics, new software, cognitive research -- to make artworks that surprise and delight. Watch as sounds become shapes, bodies create paintings, and a curious eye looks back at the curious viewer.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; design; poetry; software; technology; TED2009; 2009
Downloads: 54
[movies]Felix Dennis: Odes to vice and consequences - TED.com
Media big shot Felix Dennis roars his fiery, funny, sometimes racy original poetry, revisiting haunting memories and hard-won battle scars from a madcap -- yet not too repentant -- life. Best enjoyed with a glass of wine.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; book; entertainment; history; literature; poetry; writing; 2004
Downloads: 58
[movies]Rives remixes TED2006 - TED.com
Rives recaps the most memorable moments of TED2006 in the free-spirited rhyming verse of a fantastical mockingbird lullaby.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; memory; performance; poetry; short talk; spoken word; storytelling; 2006
Downloads: 258
[movies]Rives tells a story of mixed emoticons - TED.com
Rives tells a typographical fairy tale that's short and bittersweet ;)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; design; entertainment; humor; love; media; poetry; storytelling; 2008
Downloads: 123
[movies]John Wooden on true success - TED.com
With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2001; TED; Talks; culture; education; leadership; life; poetry; sports; work; 2001
Downloads: 290
[movies]Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity - TED.com
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED2009; arts; creativity; culture; entertainment; poetry; work; writing; TED2009; 2009
Downloads: 186
[movies]Eve Ensler: Suddenly, my body - TED.com
Poet, writer, activist Eve Ensler lived in her head. In this powerful talk from TEDWomen, she talks about her lifelong disconnection from her body -- and how two shocking events helped her to connect with the reality, the physicality of being human.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; activism; arts; brain; cancer; culture; poetry; 2010
Downloads: 308
[movies]Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way - TED.com
Reggie Watts’ beats defy boxes. Unplug your logic board and watch as he blends poetry and crosses musical genres in this larger-than-life performance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; humor; live music; music; performance; poetry; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 914
[movies]Ray Anderson on the business logic of sustainability - TED.com
At his carpet company, Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional "take / make / waste" industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; business; design; environment; green; materials; poetry; sustainability; technology; 2009
Downloads: 83
[movies]Clint Smith: The danger of silence - TED.com
"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; poetry; social change; spoken word; TED@NYC; 2014
Downloads: 115
[movies]Nora York sings "What I Want" - TED.com
Nora York gives a stunning performance of her song "What I Want," with Jamie Lawrence (keyboards), Steve Tarshis (guitar) and Arthur Kell (bass).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon 2006; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; entertainment; live music; music; poetry; short talk; singer; 2006
Downloads: 75
[movies]James Geary, metaphorically speaking - TED.com
Aphorism enthusiast and author James Geary waxes on a fascinating fixture of human language: the metaphor. Friend of scribes from Aristotle to Elvis, metaphor can subtly influence the decisions we make, Geary says.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; book; language; music; poetry; writing; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 158
[movies]Chris Abani on the stories of Africa - TED.com
In this deeply personal talk, Nigerian writer Chris Abani says that “what we know about how to be who we are” comes from stories. He searches for the heart of Africa through its poems and narrative, including his own.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; culture; entertainment; global issues; literature; poetry; politics; storytelling; 2007
Downloads: 85
[movies]Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful - TED.com
By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it's like to be young and … different. "To This Day," his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; compassion; poetry; spoken word; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 1,319
[movies]C.K. Williams' poetry of youth and age - TED.com
Poet C.K. Williams reads his work at TED2001. As he colors scenes of childhood resentments, college loves, odd neighbors and the literal death of youth, he reminds us of the unique challenges of living.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2001; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; literature; poetry; society; storytelling; 2001
Downloads: 115
[movies]Morley sings "Women of Hope" - TED.com
Inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi’s call to action, “If you’re feeling helpless, help someone,” Morley composed this song. She sings it at TEDxWomen in her gorgeous, warm voice.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; activism; arts; music; poetry; women; 2011
Downloads: 69
[movies]Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power - TED.com
Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spine-tingling spoken-word pieces: "What I Will" and "break (clustered)" -- meditations on war and peace, on women and power. Wait for the astonishing line: "Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; arts; culture; global issues; poetry; war; women; 2010
Downloads: 149
[movies]Emmanuel Jal: The music of a war child - TED.com
For five years, young Emmanuel Jal fought as a child soldier in the Sudan. Rescued by an aid worker, he's become an international hip-hop star and an activist for kids in war zones. In words and lyrics, he tells the story of his amazing life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; global issues; music; poetry; politics; war; 2009
Downloads: 128
[movies]Billy Collins: Two poems about what dogs think (probably) - TED.com
What must our dogs be thinking when they look at us? Poet Billy Collins imagines the inner lives of two very different companions. It’s a charming short talk, perfect for taking a break and dreaming …
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; animals; creativity; death; love; poetry; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 128
[movies]Stew says "Black Men Ski" - TED.com
What happens when a black man visits Aspen? Singer/songwriter Stew and his band are about to let you know.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; arts; culture; entertainment; live music; music; performance; poetry; race; short talk; sports; 2006
Downloads: 235
[movies]Helen Fisher studies the brain in love - TED.com
Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love -- and people who had just been dumped.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; cognitive science; culture; literature; love; poetry; psychology; relationships; science; technology; women; TED2008; 2008
Downloads: 184
[movies]Rives controls the Internet - TED.com
How many poets could cram eBay, Friendster and Monster.com into 3-minute poem worthy of a standing ovation? Enjoy Rives' unique talent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon 2006; TED; Talks; arts; culture; death; entertainment; love; parenting; performance; philosophy; poetry; short talk; spoken word; technology; web; 2006
Downloads: 80
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